Apple, Oracle, EMC and Microsoft bought Novell's patents
So who is behind CPTN Holdings -- the group that is acquiring 882 patents from Novell for $450 million??
CPTN Holdings includes Microsoft, Apple, Oracle and EMC. We don't know the exact share breakdown at this point but we do what the primary product is that this group is offering.
That's right, this group's product is patents.
The makeup of CPTN makes sense to me on a number of levels. The Open Invention Network (OIN) was supposed to be a clearing house for open source related patents, though it's debatable how effective that group actually is today.